In the Trenches: Purr-fect Pals Puts Diabetes in Perspective

“Having Purr-fect Pals when my son was young would have been wonderful and helpful,” said Ellen Day after reading the book for the first time. The book she refers to is Purr-fect Pals: A Kid, A Cat & Diabetes. It’s a unique picture and activity book designed and written to offer comfort, education, and encouragement to children who are either newly diagnosed or have been

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Flashback Friday: Diabetes And Doing Your Best

If you are searching around for an inspirational book, look no further. Diabetes and Doing Your Best is a personal account of a young teen’s early experience with diabetes. During the summer of 1987, ten year old Nick Walters began to complain to his parents of feeling generally lousy. Initially nobody, including Nick’s doctor, suspected diabetes. But after his condition deteriorated, nearly to the point

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This Side of Normal: A New Novel About A Teen With Type 1 Diabetes

Eric Devine, a 30-year-old English teacher and writer who’s lived with type 1 diabetes for 18 years, has written a young adult novel, This Side of Normal, that will be published this month by Long Tale Press. Here’s a brief description of the plot: Ed Devlin has problems. His parents haven’t gotten along since Ed’s uncle died. His father drinks too much, and his mother

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The Diabetic Athlete

In addition to being an assistant professor of exercise science at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and DIABETES HEALTH’s exercise advisor, Sheri Colberg, PhD, can add “author” to her list of credentials. Colberg, a diabetic athlete with a PhD in exercise physiology, has penned “The Diabetic Athlete,” a book that gives athletes and dedicated fitness enthusiasts practical tips to manage type 1 or 2

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Coloring Book Teaches Kids About Diabetes

Peter Chase, MD, professor of pediatrics and clinical director of Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Denver, has introduced a revised, kid-friendly coloring book called “A Book for Coloring and Learning About Diabetes.” The book, which became available in May, follows the same chapters as Chase’s larger book, “Understanding Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus.” However, information on each subject in his new book has been summarized

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Book Explains Diabetes in Practical and Lighthearted Style

You may not be a dummy, but chances are you are overwhelmed by all the diabetes information you are bombarded with, information that can be highly complex, technical and fast-changing. Information about diabetes can be difficult to incorporate into a healthy life. If this is your problem, “Diabetes For Dummies” is clearly on target for you. This wide-ranging and witty, pack-it-all-in guide provides you with

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Book Claims to Have “The Diabetes Cure”

In a new book, “The Diabetes Cure,” author Vern Cherewatenko, MD, claims that an herbal compound, hydroxycitric acid (HCA), coupled with a chromium supplement, plus some serious dieting and exercise, is the cure for type 2 diabetes. Cherewatenko, a family physician in Renton, Washington, says that HCA, which comes from the brindle berry, helps the muscles to absorb more glucose. When this happens, a “full

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Type 1 Diabetes: Products Help Kids Cope With Diabetes

It can be difficult coping with diabetes, especially if you’re a child. Luckily, there are educational toys and other products that help children conquer some of the mountains that diabetes can create. Here are a few that you may want to look into. Diabetes Care for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers, a book by Jean Betschart, CRNP, CDE, a pediatric nurse practitioner and diabetes educator at

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